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New England News
8:11 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Body Confirmed As Missing Fitchburg Boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts is confirmed as that of a missing 5-year-old.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg. No charges were immediately announced related to Jeremiah's death.

He was last seen by relatives in September but wasn't reported missing until December.

Early said in a statement Saturday that the autopsy report is not complete and the investigation is continuing.

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New York News
8:12 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Mother, Son Die In Saratoga Car Crash

New York State Police say a mother and her 30-year-old son have been killed after the car they were driving went off the shoulder of a road, got airborne and slammed into a tree.

Troopers say in a statement Friday that Mervyn Albert of Schenectady was driving a 2005 Mazda too fast in the town of Saratoga when he lost control, ran off north shoulder and hit the tree.

Troopers say the accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m.

They say 56-year-old mom Angeli Persaud was in the passenger seat. The two family members were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

New England News
6:23 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Man Held In Boston Marathon Hoax

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston have not released the identity of a man accused in a bombing hoax near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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WAMC News
10:13 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Marathon Finish Line Scare

BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.

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New York News
1:08 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Former Police Officer Admits Role In Fatal Crash

A former upstate New York police officer has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison after admitting responsibility for the driving while intoxicated crash that killed a friend.

Local media outlets report that 23-year-old Mark Fusco pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree vehicular manslaughter for the crash that killed 22-year-old Sean Murphy last year.

Fusco was off-duty as a police officer in the neighboring city of Rensselaer when his car crashed into a tree in the town of East Greenbush, across the Hudson River from Albany.

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Sports
9:15 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Union Hockey Moves On To Frozen Four

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Max Novak had a goal and an assist and top-seeded Union beat Providence 3-1 on Saturday to win the NCAA East Region championship and advance to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.

Mat Bodie and Matt Hatch also scored for Union (30-6-4), which is unbeaten in its last 15 games.

The Dutchmen, who lost in the 2012 national semifinals to Ferris State, are ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history. They also were playing in their third straight regional final.

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New York News
11:34 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Astorino Enters The Race For NY Governor

Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A top county official from New York City's northern suburbs is officially launching his uphill fight to unseat New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Middle East
1:01 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 1:45 am

The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.

"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.

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Around the Nation
12:40 am
Sun February 23, 2014

One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 3:21 am

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.

Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.

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Sports
7:12 am
Sat February 8, 2014

U.S. Snowboard Wins First Gold Of Sochi Olympics

Sage Kotsenburg takes a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday.
Sergei Grits AP

Originally published on Sat February 8, 2014 6:27 am

Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics on Saturday, soaring to victory in the men's snowboarding slopestyle final.

Kotsenburg had a score of 93.50 to edge Staale Sandbech of Norway. Mark McMorris of Canada, who barely made the finals, took bronze.

Canadian Max Parrot, who topped qualifying on Thursday, missed the podium. He washed out at the end of his first run and his second run wasn't quite crisp enough. Parrot finished fifth.

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